FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
March 18, 2020

FBI Media Alert: Man Charged with Being a Felon in Possession of Firearm in New Mexico

Carlton Craig Sandoval, 38, of Window Rock, Arizona, has been charged federally with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The FBI arrested Sandoval in Gallup, New Mexico, on March 16, 2020.

Sandoval is accused of having a firearm in a vehicle in Navajo, New Mexico, on January 1, 2020.

Sandoval had an initial appearance via teleconference in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, with a preliminary/detention hearing set for March 20.

The Navajo Police Department Window Rock District assisted with the investigation.

The public is reminded all defendants are considered innocent unless convicted in a court of law.

(The FBI does not release mugshots of defendants in custody).